International Criminal Law Review 8 (2008) 391–398 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI 10.1163/157181208X308727 www.brill.nl/icla International Criminal Law Review International Crimes and Trials Howard Morrison 1 Recent events in Nepal, Rangoon and, potentially, Zimbabwe have highlighted the concern of the international community as to the issues of the possibility of crimes against humanity within the context of internal struggles in a sovereign state and raise again the collateral issues of universal jurisdiction, impunity and immunity and the scope and powers of the International Criminal Court. Any analysis of International Criminal and Humanitarian Law [ICHL] over the last four of ﬁ ve decades soon shows that the expansion and acceptance of the main principles of such international customary law runs not only parallel to the advances in national and international human rights law but also that they are substantially intertwined. International criminal and humanitarian law, and the courts and tribunals in which that law is practised and evolved, have become increasingly important in the past decade and generated much high proﬁ le media attention. With that in mind it is surprising how ill-informed too many people, who could and should easily know better, appear to be. A recent
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